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File:British Museum Great Court, London, UK - Diliff.jpg|thumb|260px|The centre of the museum was redeveloped in 2001 to become the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court|Great Court, surrounding the original British Museum Reading Room|Reading Room. The '''British Museum''' is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the list of largest art museums|largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.Sculptures and applied art are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum houses earlier art, non-Western art, prints and drawings, and art of a later date is at Tate Modern. The...
Established{{Start date and age|1753|df=yes}}
Collectionapprox. 8 million objects{{cite web| url= https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/management/about_us.aspx| title= Collection size| work=British Museum}}
LocationGreat Russell Street
London, WC postcode area|WC1B
United Kingdom
Map typeUnited Kingdom Central London
Map captionLocation within central London
Coordinates{{coord|51.519459|-0.126931}}
Visitors6,820,686 (2015){{cite web|url=http://www.alva.org.uk/details.cfm?p=423 |title=Visits made in 2015 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA |work=ALVA |accessdate=9 March 2016}}{{cite web| author=Mark Brown |url=https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/jan/14/british-museum-record-visitor-numbers |title=The British Museum celebrates 255 years with record visitor numbers |work=The Guardian |date=15 January 2014 |accessdate=15 January 2016}}
Publictransit{{rint|london|underground}} {{lus|Goodge Street}}; {{lus|Holborn}}; {{lus|Tottenham Court Road}}; {{lus|Russell Square}};
Website[https://www.britishmuseum.org/ britishmuseum.org]
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